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Dec 4, 2012 4:00am PST
prominent a role to islamic shari'a law but fails to protect some basic freedoms. >> despite protests there, if there's a vote on the constitution, will it likely go in president morsi's favor if there's even a vote at all? >> reporter: there's a very good chance that this draft constitution will pass at referendum, in part because many egyptians want stability after two years of political turmoil, and perhaps for that reason, we're seeing some of president morsi's opponents turn to increasingly desperate measures. many judges are on strike. others say they may join the group later today. some are even talking about civil disobedience and trying to physically disrupt that referendum, stop it from taking place. >> thank you so much. >>> back in this country, health experts say the flu season is off to one of its earliest starts in nearly a decade. the number of flu cases have jumped in five southern states and this year's strain tends to make people sicker than other types. it's particularly hard on senior citizens. the good news, more than a third of americans have been vaccinated and this
Nov 29, 2012 4:00am PST
the health care law. open enrollment ends december 7th. so now's the time. visit or call 1-800-medicare. so now's the time. >>> in southern italy a rare tornado caught on tape at europe's largest steel plant. one person is still missing, two dozen people were injured. a warehouse and lighthouse were damaged. owners planned to close the facility which had been involved in a pollution scam. >>> in bangladesh, a factory is under investigation for a fire that killed 112 workers over the weekend. labor activists say the fire is the deadliest in that country's 35 year history of exporting clothing. as jim axelrod reports the factory made clothing for some of america's top retailers. >> reporter: three men are now in custody. they are suspected of locking workers inside the factory before the fire started. a reporter for the associated press went to the burned out factory. we spoke to him by phone. him by phone. he's in the factory holding a disney sweat shirt. 's in the factory holding a disney sweat shirt. he also identified clothing made for sean combs label. in statements both
Nov 30, 2012 4:00am PST
believe it. >> there's a lot to being a police officer in addition to upholding the law, sometimes they are called to go to extraordinary lengths. one police officer did just that. but you might describe his effort as a simple act of kindness. >> reporter: nypd officers look as tough as nails. but look at this picture. it was taken on a recent cold night. a police officer giving a homeless man with no shoes a pair of boots. >> i just looked down at this gentleman's feet. you could see the blisters from a distance and it was so cold that i knew i had to do something. >> reporter: an arizona tourist took the snap shot with her cell phone two weeks ago. it shows officer larry deprimo offering a kind gesture to a man who had no shoes. >> i went up to him. where are your shoes. he said it's okay officer i never had a pair of shoes. god bless you. >> reporter: this week the photo which tourist posted on the nypd's facebook page went viral getting viewed more than 1.5 million times. and the boots the officer gave the man were brand new. he had gone into this shoe store to buy them. >> he
Dec 5, 2012 4:00am PST
person out of 370 million americans who can sign something into law and that's the president. >> 60% of americans are asking the wealthy to pay more. >> reporter: a "the washington post" poll say 53% of americans will blame republicans and 29% would hold the president responsible if the nation goes over the fiscal cliff. the two sides appear close to an agreement on little things. it could lead to higher airline ticket prices and no more mail delivery on saturday. >> oh, boy. susan mcginnis in washington this morning. susan, thank you so much. one of the tax breaks due to expire next month is the payroll tax. that's the tax listed on your pay stub as fica. the money you pay into social security and medicare. it was reduced by two percentage points during the recession. jim axelrod has more. >> reporter: the payroll tax cut has given this family an extra $70 a month to spend. john is a maintenance man in jersey city, new jersey. >> are you paying any attention to what's going on in washington right now? >> of course. >> reporter: their $50,000 a year income put them almost exactly in
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